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Welcome to our Online Catalog!

We are super passionate about the gear we sell, and we're a bricks and mortar store at heart! We're psyched to bring you quality product in our stores, and pledge to back it with the same quality customer service and product knowledge that's kept The Backpacker thriving since 1973. We ONLY offer our Backpacker Brand Items and Gift Certificates on this Web Shop. That said, we have developed this Online Catalog for you to get an idea of the type of product we sell in our stores. Be aware, there’s much more in store for you, when you come check us out! We just want you to get a taste of our awesome selection of gear! Come see us SOON, and let us take care of you in store, like we have for the last 44 years!!

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Columbia, SC

1215 Wayne Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803.799.7571 | p
email Columbia location

Mon - Fri: 10:00am - 6:00pm
Sat: 10:00am - 6:00pm

Sundays beginning 11/26 from 1pm to 5pm through Christmas

Our Story

Started in 1973 by Malcolm and Lewis Jones, The Backpacker Quality Gear, Inc. became the first outfitter in South Carolina to bring high quality outdoor gear to South Carolina... continue reading